History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.
2012: The Shard in London, England, is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 1,020 feet over 87 stories.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
More than a few TV and movie stars got their start in daytime drama. Click on to find out which stars started on soap operas.